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Grateful Dead Live at The Music Box on 1969-04-15




Set 1:
d1t01 - Hard To Handle
d1t02 - Beat It On Down The Line
d1t03 - Morning Dew
d1t04 - It Hurts Me Too
d1t05 - China Cat Sunflower ->
d1t06 - Doin' That Rag ->
d1t07 - It's A Sin
d1t08 - Turn On Your Lovelight

Set 2:
d2t01 - Sittin' On Top Of The World
d2t02 - Cryptical Envelopment ->
d2t03 - Drums ->
d2t04 - The Other One ->
d2t05 - Cryptical Envelopment ->
d2t06 - Dark Star ->
d2t07 - St. Stephen ->
d2t08 - The Eleven//


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue The Music Box
Location Omaha, Nb

Source Aiwa hand-held microphone -> Master Reel (Aiwa 5" reel-to-reel) -> Alesis Masterlink 9600 -> Hard Drive -> CD
Lineage CD -> EAC -> Samplitude Professional v7.02 -> FLAC
Taped by Leon Komar
Transferred by Charlie Miller

Notes

Recorded by Leon Komar
Digital transfer by Jeremy Garrett (Rainbow Music - Omaha, 9/2005)
Audio discs supplied by Scott Allan

Remastered by Charlie Miller
charliemiller87@earthlink.net
November 3, 2005

Notes:
-- Automatic Volume Control (compressor/limiter?) switch ON.
-- Audiotape, Formula 10, 1/2 mil "T" Mylar, 3 3/4 ips, 2-track mono.
-- Flaw in d2t05 fixed on November 15, 2005

Reviews

Reviewer: poldibloom - - June 18, 2012
Subject: Great playing from Jerry
Not the best quality, but from a handheld mic, there's good enough detail to enjoy the show. Jerry's really on fire, especially on the earlier tunes in the set, where his leads take a lot of shape based on his pedal steel playing, lots of nice double bends. Great & unique sounds on some of the chestnuts!
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - - May 16, 2011
Subject: nice aud
the main ten (playin' in the band) makes an appearance in the Dark Star on 4-11, four days earlier. the very 1st one is in the 6/19/68 show, but its now confirmed that that show was actually performed on 2/19/69, so the first 'main ten' was indeed not until 1969. this DS is significantly better than 4/11 however, perhaps one of the finest of the year!

great, great show btw, do not pass this up b/c of aud sound!!
Reviewer: njpg - - May 7, 2011
Subject: Great show & a good listen despite really bad sound
I HAVE to give it four despite the sound quality, that's how good the show is. With better sound it would be like a six.
Reviewer: goodtimesroll - - January 23, 2010
Subject: The Other One
HOLY SHIT
Reviewer: Orpilorp - - March 28, 2009
Subject: The Music Box on 1969-04-15
I visited the Music Box many times prior to its being demolished in 1980. Built as a dance hall, it had very good acoustics. Its small stage was elevated about 2' from the main floor, with no barriers between the crowd and the band. The main floor held about 300 people shoulder-to-shoulder. There was a 2nd floor horseshoe-shaped balcony where beer was sold during performances. Ah, the good old days.

The crowd always got into the music because the crowd was virtually on stage with the musicians, and it shows in this recording. The band seems a bit fridgid for the first 2 songs, then the place heats up quickly. A good recording of a strong performance. This show doesn't make the rounds too much so probably not many have heard it.
Reviewer: squirrel99 - - August 6, 2008
Subject: Dead 1969-04-15
Great recording for the time. Check out the powerful Other One.
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